Jim Carter has accepted a position as used equipment manager of Peterson CAT, authorized Caterpillar dealer in Oregon and southwest Washington, effective Sept. 7, 2010. Carter works from Peterson CAT’s Portland headquarters.
Carter comes to Peterson with decades of industry experience. Prior to joining Peterson, he spent 35 years with the previous Cat dealer in northern Oregon and southwestern Washington, including 10 years as used equipment manager. He began his Caterpillar career as a partsman working for Johnson Tractor in Riverside, California.
Kevin Culligan, Peterson’s general manager of sales, is excited to work with Carter, and said, “Jim’s experience and connections in the used equipment business make him an invaluable asset to Peterson. In the years to come, his expertise is sure to increase our profitability in this important part of our business, as well as increase our customers’ options in sourcing used machines.”
Peterson has been a family-owned Caterpillar dealer for more than 70 years. The Peterson family of companies — Peterson Holding, Peterson Tractor, Peterson Power Systems, Cresco, Peterson Machinery and SiTech —serve more than 100,000 square miles of the American West with an expansive line of equipment: Caterpillar machinery, agricultural equipment, rental equipment, portable and stationary diesel-powered generators, natural gas turbines, air compressors and advanced equipment guidance systems.
With more than 40 locations throughout northern California, Oregon and southwestern Washington, Peterson currently employs more than 1,000 employees.
For more information, visit Petersonholding.com.